Frances Benson

Female21 February 1843–11 December 1855

Brief Life History of Frances

When Frances Benson was born on 21 February 1843, in Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States, her father, Willis Benjamin Benson, was 34 and her mother, Catharine Katy Miller, was 38. She lived in Greenville, Greenville, South Carolina, United States in 1850. She died on 11 December 1855, in United States, at the age of 12.

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Willis Benjamin Benson
Catharine Katy Miller
Anderson E. Benson
Henry Benson
Margaret Benson
Nancy Clarinda Benson
William H. Benson
Frances Benson
Samuel Green Benson

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  • Frances Benson in household of Willis Benson, "United States Census, 1850"

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Age 3

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the medieval personal name Ben(ne), a pet form of Benedict (see Benn ) + -son.

English: habitational name from a place in Oxfordshire named Benson, from Old English Benesingtūn ‘settlement (Old English tūn) associated with Benesa’, a personal name of obscure origin, perhaps a derivative of Bana meaning ‘slayer’.

Americanized form of any of various Scandinavian patronymics from the personal name Bengt, Bendt, etc., Scandinavian forms of Benedict , e.g. Swedish Bengtsson , Danish Bendtsen, Danish and Norwegian Bentsen . Compare Bensen 2.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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